Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices
Let's face it: Talking about race can be difficult. It's a slippery subject, rife with as many perspectives as there are people in the world. But laughter gets us talking. It has the power to break down barriers and draw us closer together. In Open Mic, acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins invites us to listen in as ten authors for young adults-some familiar, some new-step up to the mic and share their stories about what it's like growing up between cultures.
Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Interracial; Biracial; Bicultural; interracial marriage; biracial teenagers; mixed race; skin color; two races; bicultural teenagers
Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Choices, 2014 Fiction Young Adult
Got Text Complexity? Selected Literature for Common Core Standards in English Language Arts (Grades 6-12), 2013 Books for Grades 9 - 10: Short Stories
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2014 Contemporary Concerns
stereotypes; stories; race relations; high school; identity; religion; talent show; expectations
Perkins, Mitali, "Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices" (2013). DIVerse Families. 742.